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Small presses, university journals, and literary magazines have long provided publication opportunities to visual artists for their cover and editorial images. Their traditional freedom from advertiser control has allowed them to provide a home to work that is challenging or confrontational. Although they welcome visual art, such publications’ primary modus is text and the imagery is often sprinkled among the stories, several artists are typically included in a single issue, and the number of works from any one artist is sometimes quite limited. Non-profit Dek Unu Magazine focuses on the visual, providing space for one artist at a time to show adventurous work in depth, themed and curated by the artist alone. During the publication month, each featured artist is promoted extensively on web and social media.
1618 San Silvestro Drive Venice, Florida, USA 34285
PARSE NOLA is a curatorial and research-based residency and art program that serves as a platform for critical dialogue about contemporary art. This program hosts three to five visiting curators, writers, and artists annually. During extended stays in the city, residents are encouraged to engage in studio visits with local artists, conduct research in the area, and utilize PARSE’s resources to experiment with the boundaries and possibilities of curatorial and artistic practice. PARSE NOLA is a 501(c)(3), nonprofit organization.
819 Marigny Street, New Orleans, LA
The Neon Heater is a contemporary artist-run space in Findlay, OH owned and curated by Ian Breidenbach and Emily Jay. It opened in November of 2012, and has monthly exhibitions with a curatorial focus on conceptual and installation based works, contemporary photography and painting trends, and video and new media. Aside from the gallery space The Neon Heater also partners with the larger artist-run community to curate exhibitions around the United States. In 2017, The Neon Heater started The Neon Temple Press, a small run zine and artist book publishing branch. The Neon Heater also created and maintains a database of artist-run initiatives in the state of Ohio at www.current-oh.art
400 1/2 S Main St, Rm 22, Findlay, OH 45840
Russian American Cultural Center (RACC) aims to provide permanent cultural representation to more than 700,000 Russian-speaking residents of New York. It was founded in 1998 by Dr. Regina Khidekel and earned its 501(c)(3) tax-exempt status in 1999.
520 East 76th Street, Suite 7E New York, NY 10021
Push/Pull’s mission is to: Promote underground art and comics Foster community between those creating and viewing art Encourage emerging artists, illustrators and cartoonists Innovate the way art is consumed by presenting it in a unique environment and with nontraditional events Stimulate Diversity by actively seeking out marginalized and under-represented artists Underground art is work that challenges the viewer to feel something, to think about something. Art that is made by professionals that learned all the rules about making art and then broke them. Art that is made by professionals that never learned any of the rules about making art and made it up as they went along. It’s creepy, weird, controversial, strange. Push/Pull exists to show the alternative possibility of what an art gallery can be. In order to further our mission we’ve created a nonprofit section of our business that is powered by Shunpike. Our nonprofit work includes adult and teen education, community events, and cultural outreach. You can donate any time here to help support our work: www.poweredbyshunpike.org/c/PBS/a/37789 Learn more about our programs at this link Shunpike is the 501(c)(3) non-profit agency that provides independent arts groups in Washington State with the services, resources, and opportunities they need to […]
5484 Shilshole Ave NW, Seattle, WA 98107
Current Space is an artist-run gallery, studio, and a headquarters for cultural production, nourishing an ongoing dialogue between artists, activists, performers, designers, curators, and thinkers. Operating since November 2004, we are committed to showcasing, developing, and broadening the reach of artists locally and internationally.
421 North Howard Street, Baltimore, Maryland, 21201, USA
The Rib publishes commentary and criticism in the form of reviews, editorials, interviews, and essays that connects artists, spaces, curators, and advocates working outside of major arts communities in the United States. Smaller cities foster dynamic art making that demands a comprehensive critical platform in order for artists and their advocates to freely exchange ideas and opportunities. The Rib is founded on the belief that critical coverage leads to dialogue, dialogue leads to a strong network, and connectivity leads to greater social and economic viability. Like a physical rib–a small but essential bone within a network of other to protect a pulsing organ– The Rib continuously expands and contracts to facilitate a flow of dialogue and critique in order to collapse boundaries between communities and audiences. To that end, we seek to connect, collaborate with, and safeguard organs of art making on the American periphery.
po box 929 bellaire, michigan 49615
BUREAU of CHANGE is an education-centric lab for real art practice in New Orleans. We create, curate and exhibit socially and politically engaged work. BUREAU of CHANGE was founded by Margot Herster with a group of her former students and recent graduates from Louisiana State University. Originating out of dissatisfaction with higher education, particularly in arts and media, BUREAU developed into a new school in the form of an atelier-style studio. A diverse group—established artists and designers, paid student apprentices and young artists, scholars and community experts, and the public—interact to create. Our objectives are influenced by the Works Progress Administration’s Federal Art Project implemented during the Great Depression. We harken a a lost but not forgotten era when the government stimulated jobs in the arts by employing artists to create public works and subsidizing community education centers that offered training in arts skills applicable to industrial jobs of the time. Our process commissions artists and non-artists to collaborate on creative works aimed at inciting institutional change while studying social technology, digital media theory, interdisciplinary research and artistic production. BUREAU of CHANGE produces exhibitions, participatory and site-specific experiences, workshops and public programming, made-for-internet works, and collaborations with local and international […]
BUREAU OF CHANGEBUREAU of CHANGE is an education-centric lab for real art practice in New Orleans. We create, curate and exhibit socially and politically engaged work.
638 Clouet Street, New Orleans, LA 70117 USA
Mothership NYC is a combined live-work space and presentation arena for international artists across multiple disciplines in the Greenpoint neighborhood of Brooklyn, NYC. Our mission is to support and promote artists at all career levels through residencies, public shows and collaborative opportunities; build sustainable transnational artist networks; and help retain creative forces in New York City.
252 Green Street, Brooklyn, NY 11222, USA
Studio Residencies at Con Artist Collective The residencies at Con Artist Collective are short-term curated 60-day studio stays culminating in a special week-long showcase gallery exhibition. They are either seasonal, or based upon a particular medium. Our jurors are often NYC creatives, art luminaries, past members, and friends and family of the collective that are up to exciting things in their respective fields. You’ll sit down with each juror from the cycle for exclusive feedback socials. ALL STUDIOS RESIDENCIES ARE FREE TO APPLY TO // $300 a month for 60 days of 24 hour access PLEASE NOTE STUDIO TIME AND EXHIBITION DATES.
119 Ludlow St New York, NY 10002 USA
HOLIDAY FOREVER IS AN ARTIST RUN SPACE IN JACKSON HOLE WYOMING. WE INVITE AN ARTIST TO JOIN US HERE IN WYOMING. THIS ARTIST IN TURN INVITES ANOTHER. THEY COME HERE TOGETHER FOR TWO PERSON EXHIBITIONS BASED OUT OF OUR HOME GALLERY. STUDIO SPACE ON SITE AND RECREATION AND VACATION OPPORTUNITIES IN SURROUNDING AREAS AND NATIONAL PARKS ARE AVAILABLE TO THESE ARTISTS DURING THEIR TIME IN THE COWBOY STATE.
10 E Simpson Ave Jackson WY 83001
Founded in 2009, Durden and Ray is comprised of 24 artist/curators who work together to create exhibition opportunities at their downtown Los Angeles gallery as well as in concert with artist groups and gallery spaces around the world. Durden and Ray concentrates on small, tightly curated group shows at the gallery, organized by the members, and hosts international artists as part of a commitment to global exchange and alternative networks. The Durden and Ray model expressly overlaps multiple strategies, including the commercial potential and visual identity of a gallery, the democratic structure of an artist group, the potential to create collaborative works of art in the manner of a collective, and the shared fiscal support of its programs by group members and project partners similar to a nonprofit organization. Durden and Ray is committed both to individual praxis and to shared aims of curatorial experimentation, visual research, and artistic exchange with international partners.
1923 S Santa Fe Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90021
Washer / Dryer Projects is a gallery in Mitchell Barton’s laundry room in Salt Lake City, Utah, USA. The gallery functions as an unconventional space where artists can experiment in an abnormal/less-than-ideal art context. We don’t have openings or events ~ the space is committed to being mostly private and inaccessible in a physical sense, but all work can be viewed on this website as well as the end of year catalog. The gallery is sometimes open when the laundry room is being used to do laundry. Shows in the gallery are up for 5 weeks.
salt lake city
Forward Union is a coalition-building initiative connecting social justice organizations with artists and creative communities. Our annual marquee event, Forward Union Fair, is a free social justice fair bringing together advocates, organizations, topical art installations, and public programs. The next Forward Union Fair will be held on September 29 and 30, 2018, in Manhattan. Organizations interested in participating can apply here. Volunteers interested in helping out can sign up here. Forward Union is a volunteer-run organization founded by five women art workers in November 2016. We’re fiscally sponsored by NURTUREart, and we’re generously supported by the Shelley & Donald Rubin Foundation and Lower Manhattan Cultural Council.
New York, NY
Filipino American Artist Directory is a participatory artist project and independent initiative to connect the broad community of visual artists of Filipino heritage living and working in the United States, beginning from the Midwest and South. It aims to increase the visibility and recognition of Filipino American artists through an online and annual print resource for students, educators, curators, and collectors, as well as organizing events and exhibitions throughout the country.
4579 Laclede Ave., PMB #305, St. Louis, MO 63108
Arts + Literature Laboratory (ALL) is a community art space for visual, literary and performing artists to share their work and create new connections.
2021 Winnebago St. Madison, WI
Saas-Fee Summer Institute of Art (SFSIA) is a nomadic, intensive summer academy with shifting programs in contemporary critical theory. SFSIA stresses an interdisciplinary approach to understanding the relationship between art and politics. The program runs two weeks and is structured with half-day seminars, deep readings, and workshops. In the evening SFSIA holds a lecture series, which is open to the public. It is an exciting, rigorous environment to learn in.
Rosa-Luxemburg-Straße 45, 10178 Berlin, Germany
INDUSTRIOUS. CREATIVE. COLLABORATIVE. IN THE HEART OF OHIO. Open Wabi, located in an early-1900s furniture factory in rural Ohio, offers emerging and established artists the time, space, and environment to encourage growth and experimentation in their practice. A UNIQUE ENVIRONMENT Open Wabi is located on 20 acres in an historic furniture factory. The environment is a mix of industrial and natural — nestled in a quaint central Ohio town. Artists have large, private studios (16ft x 30ft) and can also utilize wooded areas, pasture, and architectural remnants. A RESIDENCY IS VALUABLE. AT OPEN WABI, IT’S AFFORDABLE, TOO. We provide everything you need for a comfortable and productive residency. And our facilities are designed without unnecessary frills, so we can keep it affordable. Private and shared bedrooms are available. Outdoorsy? Camping is also available. FOCUSED ON THE INDIVIDUAL. IN A SUPPORTIVE COMMUNITY. In order to foster growth and build relationships, we limit the number of artists per session. Residents have the opportunity to present their work and engage in critique with fellow residents and visiting artists in a supportive community. Additional Residency Sessions Available: May 13 – May 26 July 1 – July 14, 2018 July 22 – Aug 4, 2018 […]
66 Mount veron avenue fredericktown
Ortega y Gasset Projects (OyG) is a non-profit artist-run curatorial collective and exhibition space in Gowanus, Brooklyn. Founded in May 2013 in Bushwick, Brooklyn, OyG moved to Gowanus in February 2015. Ortega y Gasset is a non-profit organization run by a group of directors based in New York and other regions throughout the US. All directors are working artists and in addition to writing, curating, installing and doing administrative work to run OyG, their directorship enables them to connect with the community that OyG fosters to support their practices as painters, photographers, sculptors and writers. OyG is entirely run by working artists, and so recognizes that exploration is key to the sustainment of artistic vitality. Thus, we embark on an exploratory model where artists take the role of curator, critic and promoter. Working without specific intentions of commercial profit or an explicit curatorial ideology, the goal of OyG is to mount exhibitions that provoke interpretation and dialogue and bolster artistic community. In doing so, we participate within a wider forum to disseminate aesthetic experience in new ways and expand our roles, priorities and scope of influence within art culture. Half of the current co-directors of OyG live outside of New […]
363 3rd Ave, Brooklyn, NY, USA